- Keep Your Browser Updated to Reduce Threats!
- French Macron campaign confirms phishing attempts, says no data stolen – Zawya
- Macron Campaign Confirms Phishing Attempts, Says No Data Stolen – U.S. News & World Report
- How To Protect Yourself From Cybertheft – IowaWatch.org
- Tech Time: Policies and vendors and staff! Oh, my! – CUinsight.com (press release)
- Don’t Get Fooled Again: Consumers, Businesses Targeted By a Relentless Stream of Scams – Enterprise
- Russian Hackers Who Targeted Clinton Appear to Attack France’s Macron – New York Times
- Would the Person Who Stole My Identity Kindly Return It? – WorkersCompensation.com (press release)
- No such thing as a free lunch, or free movies – Clinton Herald
- Weekly analysis – 15th April 2017 to 22nd April 2017
- It’s France’s Turn to Worry About Election Meddling by Russia – New York Times
- Macro Malware: Here’s What You Need to Know
- Weekly analysis – 8th April 2017 to 15th April 2017
- Survey: Americans have shallow understanding of cybersecurity – The Keene Sentinel
- Canadian judge denies bail to alleged Yahoo hacker – Albany Times Union
- MSUFCU provides tips to identify and prevent tax fraud – CUinsight.com (press release)
- MSUFCU: How to identify and prevent tax fraud – WSYM-TV
- Weekly analysis – 1st April 2017 to 8th April 2017
- Here’s why hackers find it so easy to steal your most personal data – The San Diego Union-Tribune
- Survey: Americans have shallow understanding of cybersecurity – Fayetteville Observer
- Survey: Americans have shallow understanding of cybersecurity – theday.com
Cybercriminals are becoming more savvy. As a result, security professionals must become more savvy as well, and find better – more efficient ways to circumvent threats.
Having a good credit score is important to your financial health. It enables you to get more credit, receive better interest rates on loans and credit cards and increases your purchasing power. However, there are some common credit card myths floating around that contrary to the belief, can actually hurt your credit score.
It’s 2016. The internet is no longer in infancy but now floating in a comfortable age of maturity. Big data is here to stay and security is the name of the game. Though it is 2016 and the internet is not “new”, people still forget that an easy password to remember is also a password that can easily be figured out with modern brute force hacking techniques. After all, criminals only get smarter, right? Which, is why we should be smarter too and use more complex passwords or at the very least, passphrases.
The following passwords, made the top 5 of the “25 Worst and Most Overused Passwords” List:
It’s that time of year again. The scammers are out and their game is to call you up pretending to be the IRS and demand money.
The scary part of this scam is that the call seems legit as you are presented with an automated menu, which eventually leads to a call center. From that point, you will then be asked to supply your private information such as your social security number so they can verify your “case file”. All of this is fake and designed to get you to share private data.
A good rule of thumb is, never give out sensitive data like your social security number, bank account information, credit card information, and the like over the phone, if you aren’t 100% certain that the caller or company on the other line is legit.
Check out this interesting article from CNBC that details one person’s account with these scammers.
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Goodbye 2015. Hello 2016! With tax season just around the corner, what better gift to give yourself at the end of the Holiday season, than a financial house that is in order!
CU*Secure favorite, Consumerist, reports on a holiday scam and how to protect yourself from the holiday scam offering handwritten letters from Santa. Note, there are many legitimate companies that offer this service. But there are also a bunch of ne’er-do-wells who are just looking to get your money and your personal information.
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We came across some information we thought we should share. Your IT departments are probably already aware, but there is a change that is coming from Microsoft in January 2016. Most notable is that only IE11 is secure. All other versions of IE are vulnerable as they are no longer being supported by Microsoft.
Click here to read: Microsoft Support Lifecycle
Click here to read: Every version of Internet Explorer other than IE11 will be vulnerable next month
You place an ad on Craigslist to sell your used car. You list a fair price. A person calls you from far away and says they have been looking for just this car. So much so that they do not even need to see it – they will send you the money forthwith and even pay to have the car transported. All you need to do is sit back and cash the money order…
End of support is coming for older versions of Internet Explorer.
Beginning January 12, 2016, only the current version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive technical support and security updates. Microsoft recommends that customers running older versions of Internet Explorer upgrade to the most recent version, which is Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.
What are the benefits of upgrading to Internet Explorer 11?
Internet Explorer 11 is a consistent, reliable browser platform for enterprise web apps. Most large organizations have a wide variety of web apps that have evolved over the past 20 years. Only Internet Explorer 11 offers the security, manageability, performance, backward compatibility, and modern standards support that large web app portfolios need. Read more